社會責任

社會責任

 

法治精神在現今的社會被受尊崇,『法律面前人人平等』,很多問題被帶到法院。對於裁決未必人人滿意,它只告訴你大概要放棄了,因為再沒有別的途徑可走。

 

嘗試看法律對社會秩序有多大效用,有很多條例若普遍的人都在犯時,政府多採『隻眼開,隻眼閉』的政策,以免挑動群起反應。很簡單的例子,從小到大都不知行人若不跟隨交通過馬路是犯法的。最近發現有警員對違例人士作出口頭警告,儘管在交通流量很小的地方,很多人都開始在綠燈亮起時才過馬路。起初覺得有點多餘,交通燈的設置是為了保障道路使用者的安全及交通暢順。在低流量的地區,在老遠都沒有車輛駛近時,又何需在空等呢?雖然如此,當很多人都在等時,你跑過馬路便顯出沒很突兀,那只好多磨一點時間吧。

 

周遭的人原來可以發揮這麼大的監察作用,難怪在古時沒有那麼多警察及閉路電視,受教育的人相對少,無需公民教育社會秩序井然。人犯了錯,部份由地方長老裁決。最經典莫過於是把犯姦淫男女浸豬籠,在極沒有尊嚴下送命。雖然當中被錯判的不知有多少,整體而言,這種體系確實生了一定的效用,令各人都自我約束起來。

 

今天,在密集的城市,人都是擠壓在一起,可是就連隔壁的鄰居姓甚名誰都不知曉,這種監察再不存在。儘管政府提供強迫教育,花大量的金錢在媒體宣傳不同的公民教育,人的質數不高反低。很多人更無視法紀,不幸被捕時可以找律師幫忙脫罪或減刑。若要坐牢,若干年後又是一條好漢。真有點無奈。

 

聖經中有多處記載,若人干犯了某些誡命律例典章,受的懲罰會是 cut off from the community. 中文翻譯為從民中剪除,好像不甚貼切。他的意思是將犯事的人趕出社區,免得其他人學效他的作為。

 

利未記 20:1-5 有這一段的記載。

1.           耶和華對摩西說、

2.           你還要曉諭以色列人說、凡以色列人、或是在以色列中寄居的外人、把自己的兒女獻給摩洛的、總要治死他.本地人要用石頭把他打死。

3.           我也要向那人變臉、把他從民中剪除、因為他把兒女獻給摩洛、玷污我的聖所、褻瀆我的聖名。

4.           那人把兒女獻給摩洛、本地人若佯為不見、不把他治死、

5.           我就要向這人和他的家變臉、把他和一切隨他與摩洛行邪淫的人、都從民中剪除。

Leviticus 20:1-5

1.        The LORD said to Moses,

2.        “Say to the Israelites: ‘Any Israelite or any alien living in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech must be put to death. The people of the community are to stone him.

3.        I will set my face against that man and I will cut him off from his people; for by giving his children to Molech, he has defiled my sanctuary and profaned my holy name.

4.        If the people of the community close their eyes when that man gives one of his children to Molech and they fail to put him to death,

5.        I will set my face against that man and his family and will cut off from their people both him and all who follow him in prostituting themselves to Molech.

 

第四節指出若有人對此視若無睹也是犯罪,這人與他的家人會跟隨從摩力的人同受一樣的罰。除此之外,一人犯罪,全族人都要受罰 (約書亞記 第七章)

 

這對今天的你有甚麼啟示呢?

 

 

Lesbian couple mulls action against Christian wedding cake baker

Lesbian couple mulls action against Christian wedding cake baker

DES MOINES, Iowa, November 15, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Iowa baker who politely declined to provide a wedding cake for two lesbians based on her Christian values may face legal action from the couple.

Same-sex “marriage” was legalized in Iowa in 2009 by the state Supreme Court, and a 2007 state civil rights act disallows discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation in matters of employment, education, housing, and public accommodation.

On Tuesday KCCI 8 Des Moines interviewed Tri na Vodraska and Janelle Sievers, who said they were “shocked” when a local wedding cake business owner declined to provide the confection for their ceremony.

“It was degrading, you know, it was like she chastised us for wanting to do business with her,” said Vodraska.

Victoria Childress, who runs the business from her home, said she told the couple that she was unable to give them a cake based on her Christian convictions. Both she and the couple say the conversation was cordial.

“I didn’t do the cake because of my convictions for their lifestyle. It is my right as a business owner. It is my right, and it’s not to discriminate against them,” said Childress.

“It’s not so much to do with them, as it’s to do with me, and my walk with God and what I will answer (to) him for,” she added.

“They thanked me for being honest with them. They were very pleasant. I did not belittle them, I did not speak rudely to them. There were no condescending remarks made, nothing.”

The news station reports that the couple is unsure whether to file a civil rights complaint with the state. However, the couple has since reportedly released a statement calling Childress a “bigot,” and the baker says she has been deluged with hate mail that she has stopped reading.

“It’s really hard to read things like that,” she told FOX News. “I’m a pretty quiet, soft-spoken person. But when I stand up for my convictions against things, I’m very strong when it comes to that.”

Christian businesses in America, including reception site owners and photographers declining to service homosexual couples, have routinely been targeted for lawsuits and harrassment in states that have legalized same-sex “marriage” or civil unions. Often the complaints spread through media, particularly gay blogs, where gay rights supporters are encouraged to keep up pressure on the offenders.

 

Oh! No.

Are we concerned only the right for the homosexual but not the right of a faithful religious person?

We do need to think about this.

 

忘了探望的朋友

昨日突想起一舊友,月前到美忙了探望他,只好發個電郵問候一下。沒想到他會來電,且一談便是個多小時。幸好今天是感恩節,不用上班才可傾談到深夜。

近兩星期有多個朋友分別來港,閒散多時的我變得忙了起來。

今晚要出席朋友的婚宴,祝願他們能開展生命新的一頁。

 

晨早新聞天地新主持 – 李若堯

晨早新聞天地新主持李若堯

 

由昨晚深夜得悉香港電台將會切換兩位主持,今早以致現在播出的自由風自由 Phone 都在談論。昨夜已寫了自己的看法,暫不想再談他倆,反而想提提另一位新主持。

 

今年11月開始晨早新聞天地換了一個新主持李若堯。聲音令人感到很舒服,雖然是新主持,主持節目時是相當氣定神閒的。相比之前的資深主持李錦雄也不會有比下去的感覺。主持人當然對節目有相當大的影響力,轉變若是得宜會帶來一些新的活力。不要看只是純報導性的節目,主持人不能加入自我的意見,要在限制中去發揮點點個人風格及特點確非易事。

 

說到香港電台近年也有不少新秀冒起,當中不乏有才幹之士。可惜有部份都犯上一般年青人的通病,經常有懶音的出現。聽說鍾偉明大哥過世後,鄭啟明接了他的棒,不時作出提醒。希望年青人也持守廣播界的其中一使命,以正音去帶出不同信息。

 

香港電台改革在即,希望他們能持守讀正音,以推廣正確及優雅的字音。

 

我不是阿姐

我不是阿姐

有幾位朋友經常都會用阿姐或某某姐來稱呼我,對此稱號我實在有點反感。在工作崗位上,一般人都會在背後以此稱呼女上司。之前還在工作不時偶爾會聽到有同事對其他人以我阿姐來稱呼我、其他則多以我老細或我 madam 等。中國人一般較有階級性,他們都很客套的以小姐稱呼我。對我來說,只一稱呼,較喜歡他們叫我的名字。我自己對上司以致 CEO 都是直呼其名,外國人不會介意,大家只會感覺更親切。現在大家的崗位都不再一樣,關係變成朋友,他們仍擺脫不了之前的習慣。

阿姐是褒是貶,見仁見智。

朋友以阿姐稱呼我,不知他們有甚麼想法。是感覺我有主見、有領導才能?希望他們不會感覺我是霸道吧。

終於要走了

終於要走了

 

剛得知香港電台將於明年一月起不再與吳志森及周融續約,他們所主持的“phone-in” 節目都是我常聽的,當中較喜歡『千禧年代』,原因是主持人較為持平。而由吳志森主持的『自由風自由 phone 』則較遜色,原因是主持人有很強的個人立場,遇有不同意見的人他總會以一種帶有輕慢的語氣去回應甚或質問。作為聽眾我並不認同他的作風,繼續聽只為聽取市民的聲音。

 

每人都有他的意見及政見,主持人有,市民也有。各人的看法都應被尊重,故此我很不屑他用輕蔑的態度去對異己人士。

 

老實說,有時我會懷疑他以偏頗的立場去主持節目有可能是保住工作的良策。若被辭退自然有人會為他高呼是言論自由被打壓,正如年前他有演出的電視節目『頭條新聞』也有類似的風波,港台未必會再犯險。一向很欣賞梁家永,他主持『千禧年代』十分稱職,同時他也是『自由風自由 phone 』的節目監製。我猜他不會欣賞吳先生的作風,只是礙於種種原因才容忍他吧。對於他不獲續約我反而有新的冀望,相信另一主持會有更好的表現,可以讓更多市民有表達的渠道。

 

對於周融我反倒有點意外,他的表現可算中規中矩,希望他不會是辭退吳志森的犧牲品。